Luci + Reuben - Wedding at PAFA

Luci and Reuben came to us under the recommendation of our dear friends at House of Catherine. When I first talked to Luci she expressed her desire to have a beautiful day, well thought out and curated but not taking away from the incredible setting at PAFA. A lot of lush green, white blooms and texture and the lightest touches of wine to pay homage to the burgundy walls of PAFA.

DESIGN

We came up with a design that placed an emphasis on the reception in the rotunda. We put some height on the tables, with our geo stands and topped them with lots of fluffy florals and touches of spring branches.


We worked with HOC to ensure we could really enhance the custom Escort Wall, amazing Bar Signage and Welcome signage perfectly with florals.


As we grew closer to the wedding Meghan from HOC inspired us to look at the ceremony design again. We decided to really pump up the volume and make the ceremony staircase unbelievable, full of lush greens growing from the ground up, hugging them as they said their vows. What resulted was better than we could have imagined. Using candles from the reception we added the final touches.


We worked closely with HOC, Kelly from Clover Event Co. and Constellation Catering to perfect the floor plan for maximum impact and visibility.

EVENT

We selected the best of the season when it came to the flowers. The touches of seasonal blooming spirea branches, helleborus and japanese ranunculus, lisianthus, textural veronica and variegated pittosporum along with lots of draping smilax vines and long olive branches, artfully curated into a lush seasonal design.


Luci’s bouquet was a dream. I grabbed anything I could find that had a hint of wine and the most amazing white blooms. We finished the bouquet with a wine ribbon from Honey Silks & Co. when we dropped off the personals to Stay Lokal Old City, we also provided some styling details for their amazing photographer Justin Johnson, who captured everything perfectly.


The team moved quickly day-of to get the ceremony perfect before guests arrived. We lined the 20 foot staircase on both sides with branches of olive long and arching, then we draped smilax vine to really enhance the moment. We tucked in our top notch LED tapers and pillars for that extra magic of candle light.

We enhanced HOC’s custom branded wedding signage with blooms and draping vines. The Escort wall even had small vases built right in, that allowed us to create small arrangements directly on it, another thoughtful touch by team HOC. We also provided the arch and added floral touches for the amazing bar sign with integrated NEON lighting.

We draped greens on the Champagne shelf from Allaire Rentals and decorated the Sweetheart table with a load of blooms for a great focal moment, made even better by the amazing black and white chairs from Allaire chosen by HOC.

Once Luci and Reuben were married we flipped the ceremony greens to create an amazing focal moment for the modern black and gold cake by Cake Life and tucked extra greens everywhere we could! Once the party started, we left to go get some snacks while Luci and Reuben started their life as Mr. & Mrs.

THE TEAM

Prep Location: Stay Lokal

Venue: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Photographer: Justin Johnson

Catering: Constellation Catering

Event Coordination: Clover Event Co.

Event Branding and Design: House Of Catherine

Hair: Ariel Katrina Hair

Makeup: Makeup by Emily Dimant

Cake: Cake Life Bake Shop

Champagne wall and sweetheart table chairs: Allaire Rentals


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